A Godly Foreign Policy

The LDS Church was organized in 1830. Earth shattering and explosive in controversy with this new “American religion” was the freshly published volume of scripture, the Book of Mormon.  The book immediately was referred to as the “golden bible” by its skeptics at the time, for it was translated from plates of gold delivered to the young Joseph Smith by an angel named Moroni. That volume of scripture was authored by ancient prophets in the Americas who watched their civilizations destroy themselves through secret works of darkness and endless war. Speaking of this, LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley in 2005 (with so-called “conservative” Republicans being the majority in Congress and having the White House), counseled the whole church to read again the book from beginning cover to the end page.  Said he:

Gordon B. Hinckley said the Book of Mormon was “as current as the morning newspaper”

The Book of Mormon narrative is a chronicle of nations long since gone. But in its descriptions of the problems of today’s society, it is as current as the morning newspaper and much more definitive, inspired, and inspiring concerning the solutions of those problems.

I know of no other writing which sets forth with such clarity the tragic consequences to societies that follow courses contrary to the commandments of God. Its pages trace the stories of two distinct civilizations that flourished on the Western Hemisphere. Each began as a small nation, its people walking in the fear of the Lord. But with prosperity came growing evils. The people succumbed to the wiles of ambitious and scheming leaders who oppressed them with burdensome taxes, who lulled them with hollow promises, who countenanced and even encouraged loose and lascivious living. These evil schemers led the people into terrible wars that resulted in the death of millions and the final and total extinction of two great civilizations in two different eras.

No other written testament so clearly illustrates the fact that when men and nations walk in the fear of God and in obedience to His commandments, they prosper and grow, but when they disregard Him and His word, there comes a decay that, unless arrested by righteousness, leads to impotence and death. The Book of Mormon is an affirmation of the Old Testament proverb: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34).

The God of heaven spoke to these people of the Americas through prophets, telling them where true security could be found: “Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ” (Ether 2:12).  (Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Testimony  Vibrant and True,” Ensign, Aug. 2005, 3.) (Emphasis added)

The Book of Mormon reads as the Morning newspaper?  And it is “much more definitive, inspired, and inspiring concerning the solutions of those problems”?  Oh yes.  It is! Refreshingly beautiful are its doctrines regarding war and peace in our day of “scheming leaders,” of heavy taxation and long and costly wars—wars that we are told by vipers and treacherous men might last a hundred years.  People of common sense reject this sophistry of “scheming leaders” who constantly stir the populace up to rage against foreign nations, peoples, cultures, and religions.  We saw such from the “freedom toast” and “freedom fries” crowd nearly a decade ago as they reviled the anti-war sentiments coming out of France and Germany.  Sophistry of that kind and ilk is one major problem that the Book of Mormon puts to rest immediately, addresses and warns against in countless ways, evident to the student of the book.

Latter-day saint supporters of Ron Paul surely were among those who accepted the challenge of their leader to look again at this book of scripture.  There is a difference in “discernment, insight, conviction, and spirit” among such students of this volume of scripture, another testament of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Mormons certainly are criticized by the rest of Christendom for their belief in a “new bible” or the Book of Mormon.  Certainly there is little fault to understand the skepticism people could have in a new book of scripture and its religion.  However, for those latter-day saints who have prayed about the book, and asked God to “manifest the truth of it”—to that group of people, the book should have considerable weight in their lives and in forming their perceptions of how things have been, are, and ought to be.  If one professes to believe the Book of Mormon to be scripture, as most latter-day saints do, then why would so many disregard the book in terms of it’s teachings and doctrines—especially as it relates to war, politics, treachery and enemies from within in form of “scheming leaders”?

Ezra Taft Benson stunned the church in revealing it was yet under condemnation

In 1986, newly set apart LDS Church President, Ezra Taft Benson, delivered his first General Conference (video here) address as Church President.  He stunned the church when he pronounced that the whole church was “under condemnation, a scourge and judgement” for having treated lightly the Book of Mormon.  The “vanity” and “unbelief” of the members of the church had displeased the Lord, and consequently their “minds” in times past had “been darkened” for having treated lightly the Book of Mormon.  The revelation he quoted states:

And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—

Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.

And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.

And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written—

That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion.

For shall the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land? Verily, I say unto you, Nay.”  (D&C 84: 54–59.)

Imagine a whole new religion coming forth.  Imagine professing to believe in a new volume of scripture delivered to a young boy prophet by an angel?  Imagine if you believed and felt a conviction of this enough to make dramatic lifestyle changes and abide a code of ethics and conduct that were looked upon by others in your community and nation as quite “peculiar” or taxing, and inconvenient?  Imagine all of that boldness, to accept and embrace such a perceived “radical” religious movement only to then make light of the newly revealed volume of scripture to which you profess to believe?

The Book of Mormon is “as current as the morning newspaper” and written for our day

President Ezra Taft Benson, after delivering his stunning message that the church—well over a century and a half after the Book of Mormon came forth was yet under condemnation—then dropped this very amazing statement in the First Presidency Christmas Devotional of that same year:

I have noted within the Church a difference in discernment, insight, conviction, and spirit between those who know and love the Book of Mormon and those who do not. That book is a great sifter.” (Ezra Taft Benson “News of the Church,” Ensign, Mar. 1987, 75)

The Book of Mormon is a great sifter.  Not only are there vast throngs without the LDS church who are skeptics of the book, but it would appear a very big chunk of the LDS church who “profess” membership don’t have a huge grasp of the book and what it teaches. Those who do not love nor know the book are easy fodder for “scheming leaders” to whom they succumb.  It would seem their “politics” is a great indicator on how much they “know and love” the book.  There are many who lack the “discernment, insight, conviction, and spirit” that would be theirs if they did love and were familiar with this volume of scripture—scripture come forth today, written for us in our day and time.  Latter-day saint Ron Paul supporters are quite frequently found to be very conversant on the Book of Mormon and it’s contents and they do have a love of the book and it’s prophetic warnings, themes, messages, and inspiring answers for us in our time.  These people who “know and love the Book of Mormon” are sobered by what it teaches as relating to war.  Latter-day saints believe we are to “renounce war and proclaim peace.” (D&C 98:16)

In 2003, as the preemptive war upon Iraq unfolded, LDS Church President, Gordon B. Hinckley, in expounding “where does the church stand in all of this” situation of “war and peace” said  “but we must be mindful of an overriding responsibility” which trumps the command to renounce war and proclaim peace. He went on to explain, men and nations are indeed justified to “defend” themselves.  He then quoted from the Book of Mormon, saying its teachings here below dictated his personal loyalties in the current situation:

When war raged between the Nephites and the Lamanites, the record states that “the Nephites were inspired by a better cause, for they were not fighting for … power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, yea, for their rites of worship and their church.

And they were doing that which they felt was the duty which they owed to their God” (Alma 43:4546).

The Lord counseled them, “Defend your families even unto bloodshed” (Alma 43:47).

And Moroni “rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

And he fastened on his headplate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren” (Alma 46:1213).

It is clear from these and other writings that there are times and circumstances when nations are justified, in fact have an obligation, to fight for family, for liberty, and against tyranny, threat, and oppression.  (Gordon B. Hinckley, “War and Peace,” Ensign, May 2003, 78) (Emphasis Added.)

Now, picture in your mind, does the quoted scripture here apply to “operation Iraqi Freedom”? The lover and student of the Book of Mormon can tell that this General Moroni of old, cited in the passage President Hinckley quoted was a man who loved liberty, and nowhere in the modern landscape do we remotely find men like  him in our nations capital—or at least so prominently, nor certainly running for the US Presidency in 2012.  Rather than crying out to God for the liberty of his brethren, we find today’s “scheming leaders” have done away with habeas corpus (see this as well) and Posse Comitatus.  They used an event of terror as excuse to un-shelved and pass the abominable Patriot Act (See Judge Andrew Napolitano on that subject, Part 1Part 2Part 3.)

Todays scheming leaders, of whom we have plenty of knowledge as related from the Book of Mormon—which is “as current as the morning newspaper”—do not protect nor respect freedom at home or abroad, but they are the very means in its erosion and violation.  Passage of the misnamed USA Patriot Act began their recent journey at the rapid destruction of liberty, with the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as well, to name some major points of treason, all of which Ron Paul seeks to abolish.  We Mormons for Ron Paul support him in doing precisely that.  These pieces of legislation are what Ezra Taft Benson referred to as the “strings of tyranny” spoken of in greater detail on our Civil Liberties page, and which he lamented, prophetically, his own sleeping, apathetic, and foolish churchmen would permit to be put upon themselves until, too late, they would find themselves in bondage.

Surrounding these acts passed by a treasonous bi-partisan Congress and upheld by both major political parties, regardless of rhetoric, we have the un-American and un-Constitutional illegal wiretapping, secret CIA prisons, torture, indefinite detention of American citizens without due process, abolition of Posse Comitatus, Habeas Corpus, to name a few.

Now, does the student and one who knows and loves the Book of Mormon find themselves embracing and in adulation of these practices?  Do these vicious policies and trampling on liberties and common law dating back to Magna Carta sound akin to the Captain Moroni being quoted of by Gordon B. Hinckley who cried out to God for the maintenance of liberty for his countrymen?  To the bloodlusting, warmongering, violence lauding, un-schooled, non-student of the Book of Mormon with a propensity to subscribe to official propaganda—it very much may.

We Mormons for Ron Paul seek to know and love the Book of Mormon and find reprehensible this bi-partisan band from within who unite to unravel centuries of fought for liberties and rights. Only a fool today would succumb to leaders who would abolish rights.  Any person with any bit of intelligence, Mormon or non-Mormon alike can detect all sorts of hypocrisies and misguided points with the so-called War on Terror.  We hear foolish propaganda points as ever lame as promoted by the 3rd Reich, such as: “they hate us because of our freedoms.”  Such a statement is mindless and stupid.  Liars and propagandists on American airwaves with “malignity of purpose” who “wear the mask of honesty,” spew this kind of intellectually shallow tripe.  If terrorists hate us because we are free, then why do those in Washington D.C.—every reminding us their diligence in claiming to protect us from terrorists—eradicate as rapidly as they can our freedom?  Do they work for the terrorists and have the terrorists desired outcome in their mind and as their object, to destroy us for the reasons for which we are told we are hated?

Again and again we see false flag terror, or instances where government pretends to have just foiled another plot.  The “Christmas tree bomber” the “underwear bomber” and many other such provocations have been linked with the FBI or state department.  These are, consistently “befuddled patsies, groomed and radicalized from start to finish by the FBI as part of a radicalization and entrapment program,” as Paul Joseph Watson and other non-Ministry-of-Truth journalists expose.

This is so prevalent a theme—government staging events of terror to which it then pretends to save the people from—that great minds, columnists, and bloggers joke about it, saying when the FBI delivers a truck of fertilizer to your house, “don’t sign for it.”

Below we will see this trend, credible statesmen and whistle blowers speaking of treason and treachery from within that pulled the United States into wars—costly wars set up by “scheming leaders.” These include wars that textbook propagandists have been effective at convincing us were “necessary” in the fight against Nazism, Communism, and other evils.

Latter-day saints profess belief that our church is led by modern day prophets, seers and revelators.  These leaders have had a long history, from the time of Joseph Smith to the current era of having their people acts as naysayers who hold contempt for the truth and even “mentally stone” these living prophets.  Below and continuing reading will give the un-initiated to the subject matter, some very potent statements that may cause consternation and hostility by those who do not want to embrace truth at the expense of their propagandized history textbook lessons.

For those who know and love the Book of Mormon, an introduction to the subject matter below, will prove to be enlightening, refreshing, and delightful reading.  Much of the content and quotations are rarely heard if ever by most latter-day saints and one really has to go digging to find them. These statements explaining real history, and things as they really are and were are as milk and honey in the parched desert to the eyes, ears, and hearts of those who champion truth and liberty.  To the personality prone to exercise unrighteous dominion upon the souls of other men—which disposition of almost all men to have—such content forthcoming may bring about outraged, hostility, and anger.  Scripture denotes: “the wicked take the truth to be hard.”  Lovers of truth embrace hard facts, even when those facts don’t paint a pretty picture regarding current affairs and the corruption and evil being done in our (America’s) name.

Men’s disposition toward unrighteous dominion was well understood by the US Founding Fathers, evident in Jefferson’s statement:

In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

Today, Ron Paul stands alone on the political landscape of “serial hypocrites,” honoring such constitutional chains.  It is he only who wants to put government back into its constitutional straightjacket.

War Is Controversial, Ron Paul Criticized for the Founder’s Foreign Policy

Few things are more “controversial” in our time than the subject matter of war, and certainly in the GOP campaign.  As we shall see, LDS people (Mormons) by the very doctrines they profess to believe, should be as ardent in supporting peace, diplomacy; and holding forth friendship toward all nations, as any group.  Mormon scriptures advocate such a stance.  Certainly many latter-day saints prove to be “motivated by a better cause” in foreign policy, one of true defense of liberty, rather than power sought for with preemptive war and bloodshed abroad manifesting a “darker side of empire,” with its “grim and tragic overlay of brutal conquest, of subjugation, of repression, and an astronomical cost in life and treasure.” (Gordon B. Hinckley, War and Peace.)  That power, is the sought by the military-industrial-complex and it’s super-elite moneychanger profiteers.

Unfortunately, some latter-day saints, as well as their evangelical countrymen, seem easy pawns toward the tendency of state worship and a “military solution.”  These religionists for some reason are easily conned and duped by official propaganda and scheming leaders who “woo the people with sophistry as they take control of the society,” who bring the people into long and costly wars, burdening them with taxes from which there is “little or no relief.”  How is it that professed followers of the Prince of Peace are so often the most quick to laud bombs dropping on foreign nations as they are swept up in a counterfeit zeal of patriotism, much like foolish Germans of the 1930’s—and we would have to include too: American’s in the 1940’s, but we shall get to that in due course.

Ron Paul plans to cut a trillion dollars his first year in office, abolishing 5 Federal Agencies, including the Department of Education, which Reagan pledged to do.  If only Reagan had succeeded, today we might have public schooling and its textbooks a little more accurate, free of the vicious propaganda, especially as it relates to war. (Many of those today supporting Ron Paul admit to having become enlightened through the process of “unlearning” what they learned in school, and a good primer to begin certainly would be G. Edward Griffin’s “The Creature From Jekyll Island,” which is a must have in every personal library—if such a person is to comprehend history with any bit of accuracy and the “perplexities of nations,” which latter-day saints are commended in scripture to study.) America needs a generation, and remarkably, it is appearing, which is not seduced by establishment sources of information, including lying and distorted history textbooks, or the sophistry spewing forth out of cable news networks who advocate the agenda of the Military-Industrial-Complex, which Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of in his farewell address.

Ron Paul wins the support of many people in the nation, but they often state, “but his foreign policy is scary.”  Ron Paul’s foreign policy is not scary, it’s the foreign policy espoused for generations by wise statesmen, and even today many at the CIA, including the former head of the Bin Laden Unit, Michael Schuer.  Some of the warmongers and harsh critics or Ron Paul who love to be bamboozled endlessly by lying politicians and official propaganda should get Ron Paul’s reading list given to Mayor Giuliani in 2008 and begin some serious homework, as well as turn off the “freedom toast” and “freedom fries” fake conservatives on talk radio and cable television who with “malignity of purpose” “wear the mask of honesty.”  Unfortunately, warmongers seem seldom to read, and almost never do they take upon themselves the burden of heading to the front lines, but rather prefer others go instead.

The foreign policy these critics of Dr. Paul foolishly have acquiesced to take place in their name is not only scary, but it is fearful in terms of the rage it engenders, the damage it does, and the evil it represents.  (We have a long running affair with betrayal and treason from within, as pointed out by Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary of Agriculture to Eisenhower, perhaps one of the greatest and most damning whistle blowing at this level of government ever.) Propagandists on the airwaves con people with “Freedom fries” and “freedom toast” nonsense.  They don’t discuss issues, but simply attack viciously those who oppose endless, un-declared, preemptive war.

Ron Paul is championed because of his adherence to the foreign policy of the Prince of Peace, which is the foreign policy of the US Founding Fathers, and also, as we shall see, LDS prophets who back the US Constitution.  As Ron Paul would assert, when we go to war, there had better be the constitutional requirement of a declaration of war.  Such a declaration has not been made since 1941. But few folks today beyond the enlightened Ron Paul supporters throughout the nation who “love and cherish freedom” understand or care.  US Troops believe this and give Ron Paul more support than the other candidates (tools and pawns of the Military-Industrial-Complex) combined.  (Oh, and federal employees back Ron Paul too.)

Americans who are “government school educated” have been given a cesspool of misinformation and blatant propaganda in history text books that have been systematically crafted over time to reflect false educational ideas and subversive, anti-American philosophies.  American children learn to day from their textbooks, the fallacy and lunacy that “war brings a nation our of recession.”  This is absurd.  Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints said of Ludwig Von Mises: “[Mises] is the greatest economist we have ever known.”  Note what Mises says of war prosperity:

War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.”

Ron Paul correctly states that the United States cannot continue to build up empire abroad, we cannot afford it.  It’s bankrupting us, and contrary to textbook nonsense, it does not bring forth prosperity.  (The policies of the Marxist, privately held Federal Reserve Bank created the great depression and helped give the illusion too of WWII bringing the depression to an end when it finally freed up money into the economy after having contracted the money supply by a third.)  US Troops are coming to terms and “learning the hard way” that Ron Paul, the only veteran in the race, is spot on.

Latter-day Saints have been bamboozled if they haven’t thought seriously enough to back a Ron Paul presidency.  Consider J. Reuben Clark of the First Presidency who was much admired and respected throughout the nation as a great legal mind, who had been Undersecretary of State and later Ambassador to Mexico where he was serving when called to serve as counselor to LDS Church President, Heber J. Grant in 1933.

Warmongers “Mentally Stoned” J. Reuben Clark Jr., for His Godly Foreign Policy of the US Founders

The great J. Reuben Clark, sticking to the Monroe Doctrine, which Joseph Fielding Smith said was the “greatest fortification in America” and the “inspiration of the Almighty” delivers this potent viewpoint, magnificently on par with Ron Paul:

It is time we returned to the political faith and work of the Fathers. It is indispensable that we do so if we are to have peace. I believe in the old faith and the old works, under which we had so much of peace. I am a political isolationist in the full sense of the term and am not fearful in declaring it.

I am a political Isolationist because:

I fully believe in the wisdom of the course defined by Washington, Jefferson, and other ancient statesmen. The whole history of America before and since the Revolution proves the truthfulness of their assertions. All during our pre-Revolutionary history we were at war, we were robbed, plundered, and massacred because of European wars, in the issues and causes of which we had no concern. History is repeating itself.

I believe American manhood is too valuable to be sacrificed on soil for foreign issues and causes.

I believe that permanent peace will never come into the world from the muzzle of a gun. Guns and bayonets will, in the future as in the past, bring truces, long or short, but never peace that endures.

I believe President Wilson had the true principle when he spoke of the strength and power of the moral force of the world. Moral force in a nation fructifies industry, thrift, good will, neighborliness, the friendly intercourse of nations, the peace that all men seek; whereas force is barren.

I believe America’s role in the world is not one of force, but is of that same peaceful intent and action that has characterized the history of the country from its birth till the last third of a century.

I believe that moral force is far more potent than physical force in international relations.

I believe that America should again turn to the promotion of the peaceful adjustment of international disputes, which will help us regain the measureless moral force we once possessed, to the regeneration and salvation of the world. We now speak with the strong arm of physical force only; we have no moral force left.

I believe we should once more turn our brains and our resources to the problem, not of killing men, women, and children, combatant and noncombatant, but of bringing to them more of good living and high thinking.

I believe the political isolation will bring to us the greatest happiness and prosperity, the greatest temporal achievement not only, but the highest intellectual and spiritual achievement also, the greatest power for good, the strongest force for peace, the greatest blessing to the world.” (J Reuben Clark, Church News, November 22, 1947)

Hugh Nibley said Pres. Kimball’s Address was given “the instant deep freeze”

J. Reuben Clark was not championed in such statements.  He did not in his lifetime have the affection of many Latter-day Saints who were warmongers, folks who embraced “Satan’s counterfeit to true patriotism.”

The matchless Spencer W. Kimball lays waste to the LDS warmongers who are conned by “scheming leaders” and made to fear Iran and their “bomb.”  Latter-day Saints who believe their own scripture know America has nothing to fear one whit from foreign powers if Americans will cease building up the wicked policies of mass murder abroad, the “darker side of empire” with it’s “grim and tragic overlay of brutal conquest, repression and an astronomical cost on blood and treasure.”  America has God’s promises of protection when the people adhere to the US Constitution and the principles upon which that document prescribing small and limited government was framed.  A continued policy of bombing foreign nations as took place upon Iraq for 10 years before 9/11 delivers up America from the protection of Divine Providence.  God will not honor nor will he protect a wicked nation which succumbs to the wiles of scheming leaders who work secret works of darkness and murder.  A wicked policy of sanctions with hundreds of thousands of deaths of Iraqi children was justified by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) backed Madeline Albright, US Secretary of State under Bill Clinton. This, any Christian professing fool can discern as the antithesis to the spirit and teachings of the Prince of Peace, but somehow these “faithful” don’t grasp the evil of such acts of barbarism, and it would appear their faith is not challenged by their cheerleading lying leaders into more mass shedding of blood abroad.  Orwellian, we now hear the Nobel Peace Prize candidate drops “humanitarian bombs” on Libya.  These so-called Christians who uphold such evils pretend to follow Jesus?  As we shall see, they worship false gods—the false god of the state, with its mass murder; grim and tragic overlay of brutal conquest, oppression, and tyranny.

The Ungodly, Un-enlightened, and faithless Are Conned by “Scheming Leaders” into Upholding the Preemptive Abominations of the Military-Industrial-Complex, with its “Darker Side of Empire”

WWII Veteran and LDS Scholar, Hugh Nibley, says Spencer W. Kimball’s 1976 message on the Bicentennial celebration of the United States was “given the instant deep freeze” by the LDS people.  The Warmonger and “always a military solution” oriented people did not like this message:

Church President, Spencer W. Kimball in 1976 was not pleased with the LDS people or the nation

When I review the performance of this people…..I am appalled and frightened…

We are a warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment of preparing for the coming of the Lord. When enemies rise up, we commit vast resources to the fabrication of gods of stone and steel—ships, planes, missiles, fortifications—and depend on them for protection and deliverance. When threatened, we align ourselves against the enemy instead of aligning ourselves with the kingdom of God; we train a man in the art of war and call him a patriot, thus, in the manner of Satan’s counterfeit of true patriotism, perverting the Savior’s teaching:

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.” (Matt. 5:44–45.)

We forget that if we are righteous, the Lord will either not suffer our enemies to come upon us—and this is the special promise to the inhabitants of the land of the Americas (see 2 Ne. 1:7)—or he will fight our battles for us (Ex. 14:14; D&C 98:37, to name only two references of many). This he is able to do, for as he said at the time of his betrayal, “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matt. 26:53.) We can imagine what fearsome soldiers they would be. King Jehoshaphat and his people were delivered by such a troop (see 2 Chr. 20), and when Elisha’s life was threatened, he comforted his servant by saying, “Fear not; for they that be with us are more than they that be with them” (2 Kgs. 6:16). The Lord then opened the eyes of the servant, “And he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” (2 Kgs. 6:17.) “Enoch, too, was a man of great faith who would not be distracted from his duties by the enemy: “And so great was the faith of Enoch, that he led the people of God, and their enemies came to battle against them; and he spake the word of the Lord, and the earth trembled, and the mountains fled, even according to his command; and the rivers of water were turned out of their course; and the roar of the lions were heard out of the wilderness; and all nations feared greatly, so powerful was the word of Enoch.” (Moses 7:13.)

What are we to fear when the Lord is with us? Can we not take the Lord at his word and exercise a particle of faith in him? Our assignment is positive: to forsake the things of the world as goals in themselves; to desist from idolatry and press forward in faith; to carry the gospel to our enemies, that they might no longer be our enemies.

We must leave off the worship of modern-day idols and a reliance on the “arm of flesh,” for the Lord has said to all the world in our day, “I will not spare any that remain in Babylon.” (D&C 64:24.) (Spencer W. Kimball,”The False Gods We Worship,” Ensign, June 1976, 3.)

WWII, An Orchestrated Bloodbath  Agenda of the “Power People” To Expand Marxism Across the Globe

J. Reuben Clark had been in high circles in government and as the top lawyer to J. P. Morgan and other financial interests who profited immensely by dragging the US into WWI, which the deceiving Woodrow Wilson campaigned on keeping “US out.”   (For a history of that, read W. Cleon Skousen’s outline of the Life of J. Reuben Clark.)  J. Reuben Clark knew  their game and two years before Hitler made his first “preemptive invasion” upon Poland, President Clark prophesied WWII, it was in 1937 and it created resentment from his own church members who rather than listen to a prophet telling them truth wanted to be part effectively of the “freedom fries” and “freedom toast” mindset of propagandized people at the time worshipping their traitor-in-chief every sunday night in fireside chats.  Stunningly they had the information on the calamity about to befall them had they chosen to embrace truth:

 “The power people are now planning another war for you. They have made this depression last many more years than it would have ordinarily lasted. They got stock down to 14 cents on a dollar. They just bought up everything at 14 cents on a dollar, and they’re now ready to make additional billions as they put you through another world war.

They’re going to have you pay for it. You’re going to be involved in it. You don’t think you’ll get involved, but they’ll say that for the peace of the world, you must come in, and you’ll feel so soft-hearted about it, you’ll come in. It will be just as big a mistake as World War I.” (The Life of J. Reuben Clark, Jr. September 1, 1992 Delivered at the Grantsville High School, Grantsville, Utah; The works of W. Cleon Skousen. (a Folio Infobase) published by Verity Software)

David O. McKay described the tactics used today on the misnamed “War on Terror”

David O. McKay at the time:

Today, freedom – political, economic, and individual freedom – lies destroyed or is in the course of being destroyed over great areas of the globe. And it has been destroyed and is being destroyed in the name of freedom…..A ruthless dialectical battle is being waged against the Christian way of life, against political liberty, against individual freedom, and it is being waged in the name of Freedom. Black becomes White; Tyranny becomes Freedom; The Forced Labor Camp stands for Liberty; The Slave State is represented as Democracy. This is the deadly challenge of Communism” [i.e. Fascism, Socialism, War on Terror, etc…] (LDS Church President David O. McKay, CR Oct. 1962, pp. 6–7)

So, the leading prophets on earth knew what WWII was about. Also the First Presidency knew and expressed dismay that their own membership was clueless and unable to accept the truth of the facts even from them, as evidenced in this letter, a response from an inquiry of the Secretary to the US Treasury, again quoted from Elder H. Verlan Anderson’s “The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil”:

 Letter to the U.S. Treasury, September 30, 1941

…the Church has not found it possible to follow along the lines of the present general tendency in the matter of property rights, taxes, the curtailment of rights and liberties of the people, nor in general the economic policies of what is termed the “New Deal”…

…unless the people of America forsake the sins and the errors, political and otherwise, of which they are now guilty and return to the practice of the great fundamental principles of Christianity, and of Constitutional government, there will be no exaltation for them spiritually, and politically we shall lose our liberty and free institutions…

…We believe that our real threat comes from within and not from without, and it comes from the underlying spirit common to Naziism, Fascism, and Communism, namely the spirit which would array class against class, which would set up a socialistic state of some sort, which would rob the people of the liberties which we possess under the Constitution, and would set up such a reign of terror as exists now in many parts of Europe…

…We confess to you that it has not been possible for us to unify our own people even upon the necessity of such a turning about, and therefore we cannot unfortunately, and we say it regretfully, make any practical suggestion to you as to how the nation can be turned about.”

(Heber J. Grant, also J. Ruben Clark, Jr. and David O. McKay signed as the First Presidency, written during World War II Letter to the U.S. Treasury, September 30, 1941

Ezra Taft Benson taught what is most unpopular today for those crying for “preemptive war” which is in violation of proper principles:

There is one and only one legitimate goal of United States foreign policy. It is a narrow goal, a nationalistic goal: the preservation of our national independence. Nothing in the Constitution grants that the president shall have the privilege of offering himself as a world leader. He is our executive; he is on our payroll; he is supposed to put our best interests in front of those of other nations. Nothing in the Constitution nor in logic grants to the president of the United States or to Congress the power to influence the political life of other countries, to ‘uplift’ their cultures, to bolster their economies, to feed their people, or even to defend them against their enemies.” (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 614; see also pp. 682 & 704.)

In the 1940’s, listen to what the LDS Church First Presidency stated about WWII:

“Satan is making war against all the wisdom that has come to men through their ages of existence.  He is seeking to overturn and destroy the very foundations upon which society, government, and religion rest.  He aims to have men adopt theories and practices which he induced their forefathers, over the ages, to adopt and try, only to be discarded by them when found unsound, impractical, and ruinous.  He plans to destroy liberty and freedom—economic, political, and religious, and to set up in place thereof the greatest, most widespread, and most complete tyranny that has ever oppressed men. He is working under such perfect disguise that many do not recognize either him or his methods. There is no crime he would not commit, no debauchery he would not set up, no plague he would not send, no heart he would not break, no life he would not take, no soul he would not destroy. 
“He comes as a thief in the night; he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Without their knowing it, the people are being urged down paths that lead only to destruction. Satan never before had so firm a grip on this generation as he has now.…  “We condemn the outcome [of the war] which wicked and designing men are now planning; the world-wide establishment and perpetuation of some form of communism on the one side, or some form of Nazism or Fascism on the other. Each of these systems destroys liberty, wipes out free institutions, blots out free agency, stifles free press and free speech, crushes out freedom of religion and conscience. Free peoples cannot and do not survive under these systems.” (Messages of the First Presidency, comp. James R. Clark, vol. 6 (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1975), p. 179.) (quoted also in The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil by H. Verlan Anderson, p. 157.) (Conference Report, Oct. 1942 pp.13, 15)
Academics have beautifully pointed out that you never have empire abroad, without destruction of liberty at home, which of course is happening now and the fastest rate in our history.  It’s dizzying to try and document all of the treason taking place each day with the rise of the police state being set up to terrorize the citizenry.
Then, this stunning and startling statement by LDS Church President Joseph Fielding Smith which really upsets those deceived to think that a Bush or Kerry are some inspired righteous leader.  Pres. Smith points out that we are living in the time prophesied by Nephi when “Satan’s kingdom would be established ‘among all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people.”  He states:
“The United States is not the kingdom of God, neither is England, Germany, or France….Satan has control now.  No matter where you look, he is in control, even in our own land. He is guiding the governments as far as the Lord will permit him. That is why there is so much strife, turmoil, and confusion all over the earth.  One master mind is governing the nations….it is Satan himself.” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. 3, pp 314–15) (quoted also in The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil by H. Verlan Anderson, p. 157.)
Yes, Satan is in control even in America, which now operates under a preemptive war doctrine, spurning the Monroe Doctrine— which Pres. Smith called the “inspiration of the Almighty” and “greatest fortification in America.”

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A Godly Foreign Policy — 5 Comments

    • A good suggestion, certainly. We’ll be publishing more content and articles and have more contributors shortly, and we’ll get names up and associated with content.

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    • Some LDS did not support the war, for they took to heart the truth spoken by Gordon B. Hinckley, and they too had the scripture he quoted speak of their views on the “present situation” which was to only support war when it was in defense of ones homes, religion, freedom, etc, and was not in a search for “power.” Clearly, the invasion of Iraq was a brutal grasp for power, had nothing to do with defending freedom, ones home, religion, etc. For this, there were some of us who rejected the war and cried out against it and still do.

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